The Daily Northwestern

Illinois Youth Town Hall focuses on reducing violence

Ali Elkin

November 15, 2009

The Illinois Youth Town Hall, co-sponsored by the Roosevelt Institute and the Leaders Investing For Equality campaign, attracted about 400 students from Chicago area universities and high schools, including 40 Northwestern students.Matt Fischler, a Communication senior and policy director for NU's Roos...

Art show to display work of homeless

Dan Hill

November 14, 2009

Chicago's Second Unitarian Church will host a free art showcase with a twist tonight.Attendees will take in displays of music, visual arts and storytelling. All of the artists performing will be homeless youth.For the fifth year in a row, the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless will provide disadvantaged yo...

Evanston tries to sink water, pipe difficulties

Chris Kirk

November 12, 2009

Evanston officials are trying to claim as much federal money as they can to replace leaky pipes beneath the city, authorities said."We're getting water out of Lake Michigan, making it drinkable, sending it through these pipes and leaking it all over everywhere, which is environmentally rather unsound,"...

Blotter: Cable man robbed of wallet on Jackson Ave.; Two suspects punch male Evanston resident

Grace Johnson

November 12, 2009

Cable man robbed of wallet on Jackson Ave.A juvenile suspect and accomplices robbed a cable company employee at gunpoint Wednesday, police said.The victim was in the alley of the 1900 block of Jackson Avenue when he was approached by the suspect, who carried a handgun, said Evanston Police Cmdr. Tom Gu...

Neighbors file zoning petition against Great Room

Ali Elkin

November 11, 2009

Evanston residents have filed a petition with the city against Northwestern's newest dining option and student hangout.The Great Room, 610 Haven St., is attached to one of the student residences the University acquired from Seabury-Western Theological Seminary earlier this year. The building is in an ...